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#1 User is offline   Roderick 

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

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Australian Activist Defeats Spy Cameras In Landmark Case

Freedom Strikes Back Down Under – CCTV breaks Australian privacy law, cameras switched off
Steve Jolly
Infowars.com
May 9, 2013
Expansion of the global surveillance grid was dealt a major blow in Australia last week after a legal challenge by an individual against the State of New South Wales brought about a landmark ruling.

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A local resident opposed to the introduction of CCTV cameras succesfully proved that public surveillance carried out by his city council not only broke Australia’s privacy laws, but also did nothing to prevent crime – the supposed reason for its installation.
This important ruling effectively challenges the legality of public space CCTV in New South Wales and sets a highly significant precedent with far-reaching consequences across the State and potential implications for the rest of Australia.


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However Barry O'Farrell is going to put a stop to any of this citizens' privacy nonsense.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:27 PM

I'm quite sure that crime analysis in the UK has shown pretty strongly that CCTV is an aid to solving, but not preventing crimes, and even then the cost/benefit analysis is not strong.

see for example: 1000 CCTV cameras to solve just one crime

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Fewer than one crime is solved by every 1,000 closed circuit television cameras, the Metropolitan Police, Britain's biggest police force, has admitted.


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cctv crime

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The use of closed-circuit television in city and town centres and public housing estates does not have a significant effect on crime, according to Home Office-funded research to be distributed to all police forces in England and Wales this summer.

The review of 44 research studies on CCTV schemes by the Campbell Collaboration found that they do have a modest impact on crime overall but are at their most effective in cutting vehicle crime in car parks, especially when used alongside improved lighting and the introduction of security guards.
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